Daily Archives: March 7, 2011

Istanbul (was Constantanople)

   The next day we took a flight from Athens, Greece to Istanbul, Turkey.  I am going to be honest, on first landing in Turkey I was a little nervous that we had made a mistake. From the airport we had to take two metro trains to get to our hotel and we went through so seemingly rough parts of town. Combined with the fact that Istanbul was colder and more overcast than Athens, the whole thing was feeling a little gloomy. Istanbul is an amazing city, not only because of its history but also because the city … Read More

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Cape Sunion: Temple of Poseidon / Ancient Agora

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Ruins of the Temple of Poseidon The next morning we took a bus from Athens to Cape Sunion to see the Temple of Poseidon, which is around 2,500 years old. The bus system was actually surprisingly uncomplicated. We had to take the metro to the bus terminal and then found the bus to Cape Sunion. The ride was about an hour and a half, and the bus would have been great had the seats reclined (still suffering that jet lag). The ruin is on the edge of a cliff over the sea. Its a breathtaking site especially compared with the … Read More

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